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Project Purple Chicago 2016

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Laura Jacobson

THE STORY:

I am excited to announce that this year I will be running the Chicago Marathon on October 9th in support of Project Purple. I made the decision to join Team Project Purple this year in memory of my grandmother, Pauline.

Pauline (or as I called her, Mum), lost her two-year battle to pancreatic cancer in October 2015. Since her passing, I came up with a handful of ideas of what I could do in her memory. I came across an amazing charity, Project Purple, whose mission is to raise funds for pancreatic cancer awareness, research and more. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths and is first in mortality rate of all major cancers. Zero methods of early detection have been discovered, and a 55% increase in new pancreatic cancer cases are predicted over the next two decades.

Project Purple's primary fundraising comes from participating in races of all lengths across the country – including the Chicago Marathon. My brother, Ross, and I were very avid runners growing up, and Mum was there for every single one of our cross-country and track races. She loved to watch Ross and I run, even though she wouldn’t see us the majority of the time on the cross-country course, or when we were just running in circles on the track. So many of my memories of her are from these races, and I wanted to do what will be my most challenging and meaningful race in Mum's memory. This year’s marathon will be five days after the one-year anniversary of her passing.

Any amount, great or small, helps Project Purple. Thank you in advance for your support!

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To This Fundraiser

$2,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • reno

    $100

  • Tom and Karen Phillips

    $50

  • Nick

    $200

  • Lori and Doug Jern

    $100

  • The Griffins

    $50

  • Kevin and Joan Shimamoto

    $100

  • Gail Pifferini

    $100

  • Brittany Howard

    $25

  • Christine & Matthew Bertsch

    $100

  • Jeff and Sharon Stricker

    $250

  • The Culwell's

    $30

  • Parreira Family

    $100

  • Lisa and Paul Zylka

    $100

  • Jess and JoAnn Andres

    $100

  • Helen rippentrop

    $70

  • Jordan Harbin

    $25

  • Mariah

    $25

  • Tracy Timmons

    $25

  • Aly Highsmith

    $25

  • Seruby girls

    $25

  • reno

    $100

  • Monique Aguilera

    $25

  • Kelly Cann Maurais

    $50

  • Mary and Mike Holmgren

     

  • Ryan Holmgren

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • Josh Eiermann

    $25

  • Beth and Jeff Erichsen

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

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91% Raised of $2,400 Goal

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The Team: $136,504 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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108% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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$6,720

 

187% Raised of $3,600 Goal

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Team Mike

Amount Raised

$5,426

 

452% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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Annie Fairman

Amount Raised

$5,350

 

107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Katie Neustadter DeSalle

Amount Raised

$5,324

 

67% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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Amir and Ami Chima

Amount Raised

$5,168

 

103% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Laurie Roth

Amount Raised

$4,517

 

226% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Project Purpleð 2 years ago

Beth and Jeff Erichsen

Beth and Jeff Erichsen

DONATION: $50

my dad Arthur Holmgren 2 years ago

Josh Eiermann

Josh Eiermann

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

For Mum 2 years ago

Ryan Holmgren

Ryan Holmgren

DONATION: $100

I love you, babe. Can't wait for race day! (Donation in memory of Art Holmgren) 2 years ago

Mary and Mike Holmgren

Mary and Mike Holmgren

2 years ago

Kelly Cann Maurais

Kelly Cann Maurais

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Monique Aguilera

Monique Aguilera

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

reno

reno

DONATION: $100

2 years ago